59 days in Dubai & France Itinerary

59 days in Dubai & France Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 10 nights
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Nice, France
— 8 nights
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Saint-Raphael, France
— 7 nights
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Avignon, France
— 7 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne, France
— 6 nights
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
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Bayeux, France
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rouen, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 8 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 10 nights

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Kids will enjoy Burj Khalifa and Al Montazah Parks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Heritage Village, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 12th (Sun) at some of the best spas. The adventure continues: cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dubai Dolphinarium, tee off at The Emirates Golf Club, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sharjah Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dubai day trip planning app.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Dubai International Airport, Sharjah International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. In June in Dubai, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 35°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 8 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kids will enjoy Marineland and Vieille Ville. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Villa Eilenroc, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Castel Plage, hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nice tour planner.

Getting from Dubai to Nice by flight takes about 10 hours. Traveling from Dubai to Nice, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in June; daily highs in Nice reach 28°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael, France — 7 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kids will enjoy Massif de l'Esterel and Le Cap Lardier. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Cueillette du Rocher (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens), Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Gigaro & Heraclee Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Calanque de Maubois, let the kids burn off some steam at Jardin Botanique des Myrtes, see some colorful creatures with Club de Plongee d'Agay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Grimaud 1 Beach.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Nice, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Saint-Raphael, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Avignon.
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Avignon, France — 7 nights

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kids will enjoy Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Palais des Papes. Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat), Cassis (Trolib & Saint Michel Church) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wine Safari.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Avignon trip planner.

Drive from Saint-Raphael to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Avignon are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne, France — 6 nights

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kids will enjoy Cité de Carcassonne and Gouffre Geant de Cabrespine. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Perdu, don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Carcassonne road trip website.

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.
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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, then walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Chateau de Castelnaud and then let little ones run wild at Labyrinthe de Mais des Chateaux.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Castelnaud-la-Chapelle travel route planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Carcassonne in July since evenings lows in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel online tour planner.

Getting from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Mont-Saint-Michel by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in July, you will find days in Mont-Saint-Michel are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux, France — 6 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bayeux War Cemetery and Deauville Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain), Ranville (Pegasus Memorial & Cimetières Militaires) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rouen.
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Rouen, France — 3 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kids will enjoy Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Falaises d'Etretat. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rouen: Giverny (Fondation Claude Monet & Musee de Mecanique Naturelle) and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, admire the natural beauty at Jardins d'Angelique, don't miss a visit to Les Racines du Ciel, and wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge.

Discover how to plan a Rouen trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Paris.
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Paris, France — 8 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Rouen in July, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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